Friday, October 29, 2010

Preston's Halloween

every year the enterprise offices dress up for halloween. usually they try to stick with a theme. this year the theme was cartoon characters.

we have clark kent, fred flinstone, homer simpson and cleavland.
happy halloween!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Family Pics

i have a talented friend. her name is mariah. she was gracious enough to come and take pictures of our family. besides having amazing talent, she really enjoys taking and editing pictures. we invited her and her hubby to stay for lunch after the pictures, and i don't think she ate much because she was so busy taking pictures!

thanks mariah for your talent and sharing it with us!!

(i'll just link to her page)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Callan Sleeping

home church wears callan out!

she fell asleep flat on her face!
playing together!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


we went to fresno a couple of weeks ago to see preston's family. it was so wonderful to see everyone. tyler and sam even drove down to surprise everyone which made the weekend even better. i don't have any pictures because our camera is on the fritz from preston washing it in the washing machine. :/ tyler sent us a camera so we back on track! thanks tyler!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Josiah Sleeping...

we have found josiah in some interesting sleeping positions lately. we took him our of his pack n play and put a twin mattress under ely's bed and slide it out at night. some mornings i wish he was more contained, but what do you do?:) i don't know if he even realizes that he's not in his bed becuase he doesn't really wake up.

this was in the hotel in fresno. they shared a big queen bed, but somehow managed to take up a very small part of it!

this one needs some explanation. one of preston's roommates from when he was in england was staying with us for a few days. he got to see what life is like with 4 kids. probably a little shocking for a single guy! one of the nights josiah was having some trouble staying in his bed. he got up about 5 or 6 times. after picking him up and putting him back and him getting up and putting him back, he finally stopped making noise and we didn't see his little red head sneak around the corner. we thought "finally!!! he's asleep!!" and continued to hang out. about an hour later, while getting ready for bed preston walks down the hall to see this:

the little bugger snuck out of his room and went to sleep on the floor in the hall!!! maybe he's more comfortable on the floor! so much personality for such a little guy!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Children's Museum

this weekend was a free museum day at the la habra children's museum, so we loaded up the fam and met some friends there. it was a full day with lots of exploring, running and mayhem.
there was a live exotic aniaml show, or as ely said "the exhausted animal show". there were lots of reptiles and serpents.

touching some big lizard of some kind

ely got picked to hold a huge constrictor. she loved it although you can't tell here!

dress up room

of course she was a star!

spaceman josiah and spaceman abe

josiah and nehemiah
taking turns steering
josiah's turn

moose attack!

I'm Up, Why Not Blog?

i should not be up!! i was responsible and tried to go to bed at a reasonable hour, but was thwarted by a 6 month old! callan was the culprit tonight! so i figured why not post a few pictures while i'm up anyway?

this last week ely went to vbs at the church down the street. i was once again reminded of how independent and confident she is. she never even looked back at me the first day. the theme this year was superheros. the stories were focused on the people that we don't know but we know their stories. it was a wonderful reminder of that god knows our story, our life. one of the characters of the week was water girl and ely came home the first day and dressed up like water girl and was pretty much obsessed with her. on friday there was big celebration where parents could come and see what their child had been learning that week. the kids had a chance to go up front and sing and of course ely jumped at the chance to be in front!

she had a great time and is already talking about going back next year!

Friday, July 2, 2010


i took the girls in for a long overdue well baby check. they haven't been in 3 months and were way behind on shots. we're doing a delayed shot schedule, so they were even more behind than normal. so both girls got 3 shots each. it was hard to have to do it twice. it's bad enough just once! when we got home callan cried for hours. i couldn't move her legs without her screaming. it was tough, but she's feeling better today. here are the stats of my LITTLE girls.

height 25.5 (55th percentile)
weight 14lbs 7oz (45th percentile)

height 25 in (50th percentile)
weight 12lbs 15 oz (10th percentile)!!!

i don't usually care about percentiles, but i was interested to see how they measure up to the "norm" seeing that they're twins and are smaller in general. i have to admit that seeing that callan is in the 19th percentile for weight is a little shocking for me! she's just so little!

they are both healthy, happy babies! i thank god that they are growing so well.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ok, so today has not been such a great day. people always ask me how i do it with 4 kids 4 and under. my answer is usually "some days are harder and some days are easier. with twins the bad times are really hard and the good times are really fun." well, today was a really hard day and it's only 3 o'clock! i think i am starting a transition in my life. it's hard to examine yourself and admit to your failings as a mother, friend and child of god. i have had ALOT of opportunities to see my failings recently. days like to today show me how far i still have to go. with god's help my kids will have the mother that they deserve and the mother god wants me to be. today will be better and tomorrow will be even better. thank you god for second chances.

New Bed TIme Routine

josiah has been wanting to sleep in "ely bed" the last couple of weeks. it's been a struggle for me to decide whether to let him or not. ely's not that excited to have her little wiggly brother in her bed, but he goes to sleep so much easier when he's there and they look so darn cute together!!! one problem is that he's not stuck in a cage waiting for me to come get him in the morning and i now have an early morning visitor.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Swimming Lessons

some good friends of ours just redid their pool and we have been invited to swim whenever we want. if we walk by or drive by the house, see the fieldhouses or talk about them josiah says "go pool" and cries when i tell him that we're not swimming right now. there will be many fun filled days at the fieldhouse pool.

trying to warm up

ely is getting braver with each swim. here, sibling pressure helped get her off the diving board. josiah jumped off the board, so she wanted to do after whining about not wanting to all day. sometimes josiah's reckless nature pays off!